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Fabio Cannavaro to help Cambodia promote football

Fabio Cannavaro, the Italy's World Cup winning captain in 2006, is on a four-day visit in Cambodia to help boost football in the country.

Last updated on Monday, 09 January, 2012 22:43 IST
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Fabio Cannavaro, the Italy's World Cup winning captain in 2006, is on a four-day visit in Cambodia to help boost football in the country.

In a press briefing Monday, Cannarvaro, who arrived here Sunday, said he would help promote and support football sector in the Southeast Asian nation.

He added that he would also hold coaching clinic sessions with the Phnom Penh Crown Football Club Elite Academy here and the Cambodia National U-21 team.

The visit was made at the invitation of Phnom Penh Crown Football Club (PPCFC).

"Fabio is very keen to raise the profile of the football in Cambodia during his visit, as well as to support disadvantaged children at NGO-Friends International," Rithy Samnang, PPCFC president was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Fabio Cannavaro, 39, won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2006, making him the first, and so far the only defender to do so.

Cannavaro retired from professional football in 2011 due to an injury.

Story first published on: Monday, 09 January 2012 22:37 IST

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